To turn, turn will be our delight

I have a wonderful student– bright, engaged, and creative– who has a unique and extraordinary talent. She is pictured above writing out the Preamble to the Constitution — upside down. Yes, this is, in fact, how she writes and has been using this method since she was small.

When I first saw her write down information in class, I thought she was just being experimental or silly. I was quickly redirected and assured by everyone that it was just her way.

So here is to the unusual and unique, the exceptional and unconventional. Sometimes to understand the right-side up, we have to turn upside down. As the Shakers have reminded us, “To turn, turn will be our delight, till by turning, turning we come ’round right.”

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2 Responses to To turn, turn will be our delight

  1. leamuse says:

    We are each unique. That is one of the things I love the most.

  2. Mrs. Chili says:

    Many, many years ago, I worked as a customer service representative in a bank and I had a customer who wrote upside down. That was the least of what was delightful about her.

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